'''Auburn University''' ('''AU''' or '''Auburn''') is a public research university
in Auburn, Alabama
, United States. With more than 22,000 undergraduate students and a total of more than 28,000 students and 1,200 faculty members, it is one of Alabama's largest universities
and one of the state's two public flagship universities.
Auburn was chartered on February 1, 1856, as '''East Alabama Male College''',
[[http://www.auburn.edu/admissions/auburn/ About Auburn] Office of Undergraduate Recruiting and University Scholarships. Retrieved on 2012-08-20]
a private liberal arts
school affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church, South
. In 1872, under the Morrill Act
, it became the state's first public university|public land-grant university
and was renamed as the '''Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama'''.
In 1892, it became the first...